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Kari Weirath, RN, MSN, PMHNP

PMHNP Residency Director,
Veterans Affairs

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Veterans Affairs
2279 Ivory Ct
Grand Junction, CO
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PREFERRED: 9703144129
WORK: (970) 216-7120
MOBILE: 9703144129

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PMHNP Residency Director,
Veterans Affairs


Hello all, thank you for taking the time to "stop by"!
A little about me; I have been a psychiatric nurse for 18 years. I started directly into psychiatry after graduating with my BSN. I worked with the seriously mentally ill for many years before returning to school to become a PMHNP. I worked primarily in outpatient mental health clinics and primary care mental health for 8 years before moving to our clinical education department. Now, I am straddling both, as our VA was just awarded a PMHNP Residency, of which I will be the director. Additionally, I am completing the PhD program at University of Colorado College of Nursing with emphasis in Caring Science. I became an end of life doula last year with interest in palliative/hospice care and quality of life at the end of life. It always amazes me the unexpected paths we are blessed with as nurses to pursue our passions.
I'm excited for this new opportunity, as residency director, to share the knowledge I've gained with newly graduated psychiatric nurse practitioners. Please consider joining our outstanding VA team in beautiful Western Colorado, taking care of our nations Veterans! 

Profile in Nursing

  • NP

Expert Knowledge Areas

  • Crisis/Trauma
  • Education
  • Military
  • Mood Disorders


University of Colorado Anschutz
Aurora, Colorado, United States
PhD-expected completion date December 2021
Caring Science in Nursing
2018 To 2020
Dissertation: Acute care nurses communication and reflection with patients at end of life
Advisor: Dr. Kathy Oman

University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming, United States
MSN, 2009
2007 To 2009
Dissertation: Evidence Based Practice
Advisor: Dr. Ann Marie Hart


  • APRN

Job History

Veterans Affairs Western Colorado Health Care System
PMHNP, Nurse Practitioner Residency Director
Grand Junction, CO, United States
January 2010 - present

Professional Associations

Conscious Dying End of Life Doula
2018 - Present

American Nurses Association
2003 - Present

Sigma Theta Tau
2003 - Present